How Often Should I Change My Feminine Pad?


Depending on your age and body type, your flow can change from time to time. It’s perfectly normal to have heavy days and light days: this is the most important factor in deciding how often to change your pad. Naturally, you’ll need to replace it more frequently on days of heavy absorption and less often on lighter days. Overall, just listen to your body and reach for a new pad whenever your current one isn’t feeling as comfortable.1

The Rate of Your Period Flow Changes on a Day-to-Day Basis

Many women turn to pads for security, and to minimize the risk of an embarrassing leak. To help your pad work to its full potential, it’s important to change it frequently enough to avoid overflow. When determining how often you should change your pad, remember there are a few key guidelines to keep in mind.2

What Menstrual Pads are Protecting You From 

Pad protection doesn’t just stop at menstruation. Many women also trust them when they need help with light bladder leakage. This is a growing need, especially for women between the ages of 30 and 40 who have had at least one child. You can use your Stayfree® All-in-One Ultra Thin pads for both needs simultaneously, but keep in mind that urine can often fill a pad faster. This may mean you need to change your pad more frequently than you think.2

Typical Usage and Guidelines: Where to Start

It is recommended that most women change their pad at least one time every six to eight hours on moderate flow days.3 If your flow is heavier, you may need to change it more frequently. If you feel moisture at all, this may indicate you are not changing your pad enough, and you should increase the frequency of doing so.2 Overall, you can count on Stayfree® Ultra Thin® Pads with All-in-One protection help to keep you dry for up to eight hours.

Why Stayfree® Products Work So Well at Keeping You Dry

Stayfree® Ultra Thin® Pads with All-in-One protection provide exceptional dryness because:

  • They protect you no matter what your feminine care needs are
  • They work for periods as well as moisture and leaks. That’s because they feature exclusive multi-fluid technology, which quickly locks in fluids of all types.
  • They help neutralize odor that may be present
  • They give you peace of mind


Some products are okay for either menstruation or urine, but it’s not every day you come across a product that gives you exceptional protection for both. Our products offer protection for all of your feminine care needs, from offering up to 8 hours of protection, to neutralizing odors! Remember to change your pad at least once every eight hours (or more frequently if you have a heavier flow rate) for maximum effectiveness.3 Feminine hygiene is essential. If you feel that your pad is not keeping you as dry as it should, you may have a heavier than average flow. No biggie, many women do! Simply swap out your pad more frequently, or as often as you need to help you to stay comfortable and dry.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. 






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